Devin Hester Looking for That Monday Night Magic
Oct/19/12 08:38 AM Filed in: Devin Hester
Devin Hester hasn't returned a punt or kickoff for a touchdown yet this year, but eight of 18 have come on Monday nights. Better yet, Hester's last return for a touchdown came against the Detroit Lions, the Bears' opponent this week.
And with Alshon Jeffery out of Monday night's game, Hester could see a few more footballs his way.
"With Earl [Bennett] back, Dane [Sanzenbacher], it'll be a nice rotation," Hester said. "I might get a couple more snaps."
Hester has just one receiving touchdown this year and no touchdowns on special teams. While the Lions have said they want to limit Hester, Detroit has made that plan before and already given up four kick and punt returns for touchdowns this year.
It doesn't mean Hester isn't banking on the Lions again.
"This is a team we see some opportunities, at the same time we got to be patient," Hester acknowledged, noting that watching film doesn't help because the Lions could play him differently.
Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he's looking for improvement in special teams too.
"He does know how to play under the lights," Smith said of Hester. "I'll just say we need him to be the greatest returner in the history of our game."
Hester is one return touchdown away from tying Deion Sanders' NFL record oif 19. Eight of Hester's returns for scores have come on Monday nights.
Does he still believe in his Monday Night magic?
Hester Smiled. "I do."